Moose Lodge events
The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.
The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.
The Moose Lodge is located on East Highway 260 in Star Valley; for more information, call (928) 474-6212.
Bereaved parents support group
The Compassionate Friends offers hope, reassurance and a safe place to talk about our children with others who understand the pain of losing a child. Anyone who has lost a child (or grandchild) at any time, at any age is welcome to attend.
The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 102 W. Roundup, Suite D.
For more information, please call Bill Knauss at (928) 978-1492 or visit us at: www.rimcountrytcf.org.
Organ music Tuesdays
A night of Christian and theatre organ music, performed by Marc Epstein is offered every Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness at 107 W. Wade Lane, Payson. A love offering is encouraged.
For more information, telephone (928) 468-3250.
The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, located at 200 E. Rancho Road in Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. A dinner is held at 5:30 p.m. every second Tuesday for members, families and guests with an after-dinner program followed by the lodge’s Stated Meeting at 7 p.m.
For more information, go online to www.paysonmason.org or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.
Senior Circle events
The Senior Circle Member Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 15. AZ Trails Travel will be the special guests and will discuss planned trips for the remainder of the year. Members will meet the new travel representative from the business.
A Senior Circle Member Lunch will also be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22. The guest speaker will be Richard Romero, who is with the Emergency Room at Payson Regional Medical Center.
Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
The Payson Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the support group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month. For additional details, contact Shirley at (602) 697-4870.
Grief Support Group
The New Hope Grief Support Group is for those who have lost a spouse. It meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.
For more information, call (928) 472-9290.
Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station).
For further information, call 1-800-651-6000.
The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant.
To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.
TOPS 0373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter has changed its meeting place from Shiloh Christian Fellowship to the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. The group still meets every Thursday morning.
The weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m.
TOPS is a non-profit support group for anyone wishing to drop those extra, unhealthy pounds. If you have any questions, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.
The Rim Country Garrett Retirees meet Thursday, May 16 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Payson. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch from the menu served at noon.
Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome.
For more information, call Merie at (928) 474-6011.
Payson Lioness Club
The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.
Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.
Bunco party at Elks
The Payson Elks will have a Bunco party Saturday, May 18. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and play starts at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per person, which includes lunch – a club sandwich and a choice of green, potato or macaroni salad and ice tea. Soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Everyone is welcome.
There will be door prizes and prize money (cash prizes depending on those attending)
For information call Mary Smith (928) 468-8766 or (928) 978-1857.
Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.
Every Friday there is Karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Elks members and guests are welcome at all these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.
Library Friends of Payson meeting
Library Friends of Payson will host a Transition Town Payson presentation at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 20 in the library meeting room. Speakers Monte McCord, Vee and Dean Gooding will explain the “Transition Model” — an emerging grass-roots response to climate change, depletion of resources and worldwide economic uncertainty.
The mission of Transition Town Payson is to encourage people to work together to build an environmentally resilient Rim Country. It promotes networking among these groups in an effort to strengthen them and our community. TTP Motto is “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” - the three R’s that form the practical application of Transition values.
The Library Friends and Transition Town Payson extend a welcome to all who would like to attend this free program. There will be a short meeting at 10 a.m. reviewing library and Library Friends information. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact the library at (928) 474-9260.
To learn about meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Rim Country, call (928) 474-3620 around the clock any day.
Republicans to meet
The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, May 20 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. The meeting this month is a week early due to Memorial Day. Members and guests may gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. Gary Morris will speak on Understanding Obama Care. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for May 8, were: Sue Chester and Jerri Koch, N/S, Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, E/W, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S, Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, E/W, second; Larry and Sue Hoecker, N/S, Flo Moeur and Harry Young, E/W, third. For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
Soroptimists to meet
The Soroptimists will have an evening meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260.
Soroptimist is an international service club for women in business and the professions who work through service projects and fund raising to make a difference for women and girls. It supports local programs including Time Out, Payson Community Kids, Arizonans for Children and the Rim Country Literacy program. It also provides financial award programs for women in Rim Country and works to end such international programs as sex trafficking and maternal mortality. Please call Sandi Scott (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson (928) 472-9380 for more information.
Alanon meetings are held in Payson at 6 p.m. Mondays at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Philips St.; in Star Valley at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Southern Baptist Church, E. Highway 260, Star Valley. Contact Kali for information at (503) 354-4402.